Sundance FF 2017 Special Jury Prize

Surely to be considered “one of the finest documentaries of 2017”, says Variety, this timely and intelligent work is a painful intersection of private tragedy and public and political intransigence, and it questions the very notion of the American Dream. Ford’s family were the living example of that dream – hard-working, striving for education and a better life for their children. In 1992, when William Jr. was killed, their dream became the African-American Nightmare.

Ford’s strength is how he negotiates 20-year-long cold anger and raw emotion for an injustice that still has not been righted, and his film could not be more timely for a country that is in the midst of an unresolved crisis over racial politics. Beautifully crafted, it won the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling.

Cape Town
Labia
Tue 6, 8.15pm
V&A
Sun 11, 5.30pm
Director(s):
Yance Ford
Country:
Denmark / USA
Year:
2017
Duration:
107 minutes
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